Here’s a good news story out of San Antonio, where NFL players Joshua R. Norman and Demario Davis are doing phenomenal work with children and families who’ve recently been released from immigration detention centers. Working with RAICES Texas (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), they bought loads of supplies and stayed up all night preparing them before delivering at a Greyhound bus station in San Antonio this morning.
“As a black man in America, I know how this state treats minorities and people of color. I see it every day. Yesterday it was Muslims from certain countries and today it’s immigrants. We don’t know who’s next. That’s why I’m here in San Antonio today, to lend a helping hand to the people on the front lines fighting back in the courtroom and in detention centers. Seeing what’s happening with the kids and their parents I felt like I couldn’t stand idly by. I needed to take action so I came out here with no questions asked and am here to help in any way I can. Packing backpacks all night last night was the best thing I’ve done all year.”
See the photos and videos below to lift your spirits. Here are Norman and Davis filling their carts with supplies. Davis shared the photo saying, “I don’t care how much the world hates, I will always choose love.”
Ã¢ÂÂ Demario Davis #56 (@demario__davis) June 27, 2018
Watch as the kids and parents smile, particularly the young boy at the end of this video. They are changing lives for the better. Their families won’t soon be forgetting these two heroes.
— RAICES (@RAICESTEXAS) June 27, 2018
”If you see wrong, you stand up and do something about it.” @demario__davis volunteering with us @RAICESTEXAS today giving our care packages to families at the bus station in San Antonio. #KeepFamliesTogether #FamiliesBelongTogther pic.twitter.com/OyeAhY0I9G
— Jennifer K. Falcon (@YourMomentofJen) June 27, 2018